Pronunciation: skĭd
on the skidsandhit the skids.
n.1.A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.
2.(Naut.) A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
3.(Aëronautics) A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.
4.A low movable platform for supporting heavy items to be transported, typically of two layers, and having a space between the layers into which the fork of a fork lift can be inserted; it is used to conveniently transport heavy objects by means of a fork lift; - a skid without wheels is the same as a pallet.
5.Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or downfall; - used mostly in the phrase
6.Act of skidding; - called also side slip.
v. t.1.To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
[imp. & p. p. Skidded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Skidding.]
2.To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
3.(Forestry) To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.
v. i.1.To slide without rotating; - said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.
2.To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side-slip; - said esp. of a cycle or automobile.
Noun1.skid - one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
2.Skidskid - a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
Synonyms: brake shoe, shoe
3.skid - an unexpected slide
Synonyms: sideslip, slip
Verb1.skid - slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
2.skid - elevate onto skids
3.skid - apply a brake or skid to
4.skid - move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
Synonyms: slide, slew, slue, slip
avalanche, bank, coast, crab, dip, drop, edge, fall, feather, fishtail, flit, flow, fly, glide, glissade, glissando, go crabwise, go sideways, ice-skate, landslide, landslip, lateral, lateralize, loop, make leeway, nose-dive, plow, plunge, porpoise, pull out, pull up, push down, roll, roller-skate, sail, sheer, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skate, skateboard, skew, ski, skim, sled, sleigh, slidder, slide, slide down, slip, slippage, slither, slue, slur, snowslide, snowslip, spin, spiral, stunt, subsidence, sweep, toboggan, tumble, undulate, veer, yaw
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ski pole
ski race
ski rack
ski resort
ski run
ski slope
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ski trail
ski wax
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skid lid
Skid road
skid row
Skiff caterpillar
skiffle group
skiing race
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